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    I take a general interest in orders, medals, decorations, uniforms, insignia of: The Netherlands; Germany & German States 1800-1950; Great-Britain 1800-1950; Belgium 1830-1950; France 1800-1950; USA 1900-1950.
    Also I collect images (photos, postcards, prints, other documents) related to the above; German award documents (Besitzzeugnis & Urkunde); French campaign medals.
    Main projects:
    Germany and NS Organisations between the wars - in particular Reichsarbeitsdienst (FAD, RAD, RADwJ); HJ.
    German Sailing Training Ships & Kriegsmarine in general.
    Dutch Colonial Army and Navy.
    Royal Navy & Scots Guards.

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  1. Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing!
  2. Not only the Roman Catholic Chaplain wears a neck-cross, also the Protestant Chaplains (Evangelische) wears a cross, but without the "Corpus" (body of Christ). On official "business" the RC Chalpains also wears the "stola", a coloured scarf. The "all white" funeral was not uncommon for nobility. When in 1934 Prince Henry of Mecklenburg, who was married to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, died he had an all white funeral. Also, when Queen Wilhelmina died (1962), her funeral was in white.
  3. Yes Morten Crossed anchors were worn by Marineartillerie pre 1939, and by Schiffsstammabteilungen and Marineunteroffizierlehrabteilungen post 1939. The dark green shoulder straps were replaced by shoulder straps of uniform material after 1939. In 1939 (Verfügung vom 13.3.1939; Marine-Vorschrift 39, Nr.216) the Naval Artillery Units changed the device on their shoulderstraps, from crossed anchors to an anchor below a winged granade A nice clear picture of a pre-1939 Junior NCO (Maat), wearing the device of the Marineartillerieabteilung V (5th Coastal Artillery Battalion)
  4. Definately not Dutch Navy. Regarding the poor quality (yellow cotton in stead of bullion) I think it is some fashion item, not an official cab badge of a serious Navy.
  5. Here are some shoulder boards for the KM field dress,
  6. Some tallies from the collection of a friend.
  7. Great pictures guys, keep them coming
  8. A tragic double portrait of two brothers,who were both KIA in 1944, a Oberjäger der Gebirgsjäger and Reichsbahn (Corporal of the Mountain Troops with Railways Official). A decorated NCO of the Mountain Troops with his girl, a Heeres-Nachrichten-Helferin (Army-Signals-Auxiliary)
  9. Ersatz-Seebataillon (Replenishment Naval Infantry Batn.) M.I.R. = Marine-Infanterie-Regiment
  10. From the Ehrenrangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine (Imperial Naval Honours List), p/1137 Schweim, Otto, born 19.10.1894 13.01.1917 Lieut.d.Res. der Marineinfanterie Entered Jan, 1915 May 1915 - I. E.S.B. Sep. 1918. M.I.R. POw in England until the end of war 21.01.1920 to Reserve-List
  11. Hi Odulf, 

    I just joined this group. Trying to help my husband buy a Dutch resistance cross. His father's cross was given to another sibling and it means a lot for him to have a similar collection for our kids. The Dutch website that you refer to is not available for us as we live in Canada. If you see a cross for sale, would you kindly refer me to it.

    Regards, Mrs Broersma


    1. Odulf


      Dear Mrs Boersma,

      These crosses are on the market. Below I am sending you a linkt to a Dutch digital market (Marktplaats) where such a cross is on offer. As it is an auction site the current offer is 118 Euros, but the accepted price is expected to be higher.

      I can do the bidding for you, but I don't know how much you are prepared to pay.

      The cross is original and in it's original box with the littje ribbon bar for daily wear.





  12. ... der Nordsee. Please note my reactions #58 & 59 from 13-06-2013 about the stripe on the knot of the silk.
  13. The Seeberufsfachschule was a training establishment for future Merchant Navy personel. Before more tallies of this institute are shown